"My job is to get my patients on the highest possible dose of medication they can tolerate." These are the words I heard from my father's heart doctor this week. The statement she made was in response to a conversation we had about how much my father has improved in the last six weeks doing bioresonance therapy. He has congestive heart failure and COPD. In December of 2022, after following all of the cardiologist's recommendations, he was on continuous oxygen and knocking on death's door. We knew something had to change.
In the beginning of January, he started doing bioresonance therapy. It is less than two months later, and he is going days without needing oxygen, he can now walk through the grocery store to do his shopping, and he said he has not felt this well in years. My question to the heart doctor was this: is it not reasonable to use the same imaging you used to determine the "need" for the medication, to determine weaning the medications and eventually being able to stop taking them? She said she does not recommend that. I asked for clarification. She said she does not recommend going completely off the medications. I said, "even if his body, his heart, is showing you it has improved?" She said YES! I asked why and the quote I wrote at the beginning of this post was her answer! MIND BLOWN. What a true and bold statement to make. She did not even try to sugarcoat it. I guess I commend her for her honesty but wow, why even be in healthcare?
"Well dad, there you go. You heard it straight from her. They are not here to help you feel better, to work towards healing, or to help you get off these medications one day. They are solely here to get you on the highest possible dose of medication, period."
What bothers me so much is that this - lack of patient focus - is the norm now. Let's be logical - truthfully, if modern medicine was everything it claimed to be, why are we getting sicker as a nation? The answer...it is not everything it claims to be. It is that simple. Not only is it not everything it claims to be, but there is a huge effort to try and discredit anything alternative to it. This should raise some eyebrows and prompt some questions.
I have been in this medical world for over a decade now. What have I learned? I have learned that Ecclesiastes applies here too :) There is a time for western medicine. There is a time for homeopathy. There is a time for bioresonance therapy. There is a time for acupressure. I could keep going but I think you see the point. In the Holy Bible, Jesus healed in many different ways:
Jesus could have healed people in the same way every time. So why didn't He? I believe He was showing us an example.
First, He is ALWAYS at the center. So, what that means for us is we need to put Him at the center of our medical decisions. We need to pray for guidance on a medical approach, medications, supplements, vaccinations - everything. Our body is a temple for the Holy Spirit who is our guide. It was not a suggestion to seek the Lord's guidance. It was an expectation.
Secondly, I believe He was showing us that no matter the modality used, He is the Healer. Doctors, nurses, naturopaths, tribal providers, surgeons, myself - we do not have the capability to heal people. If we could, we then need to be able to answer the question "why can't we heal everyone?" What we have is the capability to be a vessel for the Lord to work through. That is it. And to be clear, the Lord can and does work through believers and non-believers.
Lastly, man will NEVER create a better way than God.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9
His ways will always be better than ours. So, we must seek His will for our health.
As far as my dad's doctor - there was no true patient focus in how she described her job. Nothing about quality of life. Nothing about whether or not her patients truly needed the highest dose of medication. Nothing about the patient. The focus was getting to the highest dose - period. To be fair, I truly think she cares about my dad. I think she cares about her other patients as well. I believe most doctors do. However, there is a clear, inescapable, pharmaceutical bias in their approach to care that stems from their education. Through prayer and the Lord's guidance, we will address my dad's medical situation.
To my fellow providers, I encourage you to WAKE UP! Wake up to the death grip of big pharma. Wake up to the lie of vaccines being safe for everyone, everywhere, every time. That does not even sound reasonable. Wake up, because in your slumber, you are actually causing harm.
To my fellow believers, be encouraged, friends! Our diagnoses, symptoms, and concerns did not surprise the Almighty even though they may have surprised us. Do not make rushed decisions. The doctors can wait. Seek His will and trust Him. He will never mislead you, but you can mislead yourself.
Laura Churchman, CTP
"History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. Sometimes people say, "Here is something new!" But actually it is old; nothing is ever truly new. We don't remember what happened in the past, and in future generations, no one will remember what we are doing now." Ecclesiastes 1:9-11